This new comedy night starts strong with UK comedy legend: Jarred Christmas (Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Dave's One Night Stand) previewing his 2015 Edinburgh show: Hotfoot Papa.
Jarred Christmas is laying his comedy smack down in the form of energetic storytelling, pumped full of jokes and banter. Issues will be dealt with, feelings will be kicked in the teeth, current affairs will be smacked round the head, hype will be used in the blurb and tall tales will be told. ‘One of the funniest men to pick up a mic’ (Time Out).
This new comedy night kicks off with an Edinburgh Preview from RIA LINA, one of the UK's top comedians, and her 2015 show about political correctness: TABOO RAIDER.
Ria's 2014 show School of Riason received award nominations and a commission for BBC Radio 4. This year, Ria's aiming for Comedy Central as she returns with her new show looking at modern taboos such as racism, sexism and discrimination. Are we really heading in a direction of enlightenment and understanding or back to the middle ages? Are the liberated their own worst enemies? Not for the faint of humour. 'Fearless, provocative and very funny ... wonderfully on-the-edge stuff' **** (Scotsman). '...electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit' **** (ThreeWeeks).
This burgeoning comedy night is kicking off Thursdays, twice a month, bringing you the best of the UK Comedy Circuit. Faces you recognise and hilarious comics you wish you already knew. Check out our upcoming line-ups below:
May 7th: PATRICK MONAHAN (ITV’s Show Me the Funny (winner), ‘Splash!’ (ITV), ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV)) with Tom Goodliffe, Ben Clover and MC Dave Chawner.